Arsene Wenger Urges Liverpool To Sort Out Salah's Contract, Says Egyptian Is a Mixture of Ronaldo & Messi

Arsene Wenger Urges Liverpool To Sort Out Salah's Contract, Says Egyptian Is a Mixture of Ronaldo & Messi

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:58 PM
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  • Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shared his pearl of wisdom on Salah's contractual issues at Liverpool
  • The legendary coach argues Salah's consistency and performance merits his asking price as he negotiates for a new contract
  • The Egyptian star's current contract with the Carabao Cup winners ends in 2023 with many clubs lurking in the background to snap up Salah

Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advised Liverpool to break the bank for Egyptian captain Mohammed Salah.

Wenger, 72, who is the longest-serving manager in the history of the English Premier League believes Salah's contract renewal should be a no-brainer for Liverpool.

Salah, whose current deal with the Anfield outfit runs out in 2023 is reported to be asking of a monumental pay rise in his contract talks with Liverpool.

However, as it stands both parties are yet to reach a truce on the number of years to extend in conjunction with the wages Salah will be entitled to.

Speaking about the situation, Wenger outlined the considerations that must be taken before handing out new contracts.

And when referring specifically to Salah, the former Arsenal boss compared the Liverpool forward to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

“£400,000-a-week? Look, every situation is different and separate,” Wenger told beIN Sports as quoted by Liverpool Echo.
“You have to look at the medical record of the player. Never misses a game. You would do it. It depends as well on the physical qualities. If he’s quick, very quick, and he loses a bit, then he is still quick."
“If he’s already limited and slow, then you wouldn’t do it. Mo Salah, you would do it. He is a mixture of Ronaldo and Messi. He can run with the ball and give the final ball. I think he has improved a lot in giving the final ball."
“From August up until the Africa Cup of Nations, he was certainly the best player in the world. I have seen him score goals this season that are exceptional. On his own as well. Salah and (Sadio) Mane, you wouldn’t want to lose them because they become stars with Liverpool. Part of their history now.”

Salah breaks long-standing Premier League record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mohamed Salah has broken a long-standing Premier League record held by Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba.

The Liverpool ace achieved the milestone after shining in his side's 6-0 huge win over Leeds United in a thrilling EPL clash played on Wednesday night, February 23.

Despite his Africa Cup of Nations heartbreak, Salah has appeared to put those frustrations behind him to hit top form with the Reds.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.